NICHD Newborn Screening Research Goals

NICHD's research goals related to newborn screening fall into several broad categories.

  • Identify, develop, and test the most promising newborn screening technologies.
  • Increase the specificity of newborn screening.
  • Expand the number of conditions for which screening tests are available.
  • Improve and evaluate treatments and disease management strategies for detectable conditions that can currently be treated and for other genetic metabolic, hormonal, and/or functional conditions that can be detected through newborn screening for which treatment is not yet available.
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